The Lake House

4.6
1888 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Perched directly above Lake Bonavista with large glass windows overlooking the lake, The Lake House is home to one of Calgary’s finest & most creative restaurants as well as a unique setting for private events & weddings. Exuding rustic elegance, the interior is illuminated with ornate elk antler chandeliers & a grand fireplace. Catching your eye when you enter is a glass encased wine cellar & a refurbished bar from the 1800’s, previously housed in a mercantile shop in Montana. Our wonderful location is complemented by Chef Thomas Neukom's celebrated Alberta Rocky Mountain cuisine. His offerings feature locally raised meats, game & vegetables from farmers & producers who share his vision for sustainable high quality & close to home cuisine. To augment Chef Neukom's Canadian focused cuisine, The Lake House provides a variety of wine from some of the world's top producers. Our passion extends to many regions of the world, as we have sought to find some of the world's best producers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri:11:30am-2pm | Lunch menu
Mon-Fri:2pm-5pm | Late menu
Every day:5pm-close | Dinner menu
Sunday:10am-1:30pm | Brunch menu
Sunday:1:30pm-5pm | Late menu
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Phone number
(403) 225-3939
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Neukom
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Louise Way SE
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Parking details
Ample free parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing, our waiter Darcy made our special (anniversary) day even better! Would highly recommend this restaurant. 5 stars!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great wine. Great food. Great view. !!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It is always a pleasure to dine at The Lake House. I have been a patron of 25 plus years, through three incarnations, and Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts have taken this wonderful location to a new level of quality and service. We keep coming back for both business and special family dinners. Well done again!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Disappointed. Had been to The Inn for lunch with a friend about a month ago. We were raving about the food, the service, the view. So I made an actual reservation for myself & 4 friends. We were not in the actal dining room but in a room to the side, seated against the far wall with not much of a view. Had I known ahead this would be the case I would have rebooked for another day. When I got home there was a phone msg advising me of this...too late.

Then we find out the menu had changed. Last time we had chicken schnitzel which was fabulous, no longer on the menu. The food was good but not great. We did have 2 desserts that were yummy so would possibly return for afternoon coffee which I had not thought of. The coffee was fabulous!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We were celebrating Father's day and our 41st wedding anniversary.

We were very happy that we got the best sit (cushions) in the house looking over at the lake.

We find the service was very slow and that is why we had second serving of bread.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

This is our regular spot for holiday brunches...a spot where our children (ages 23, 21 and 13) can all agree on the menu items. It's a pretty rustic setting and the food is amazing. Our family favourite is the eggs benny for brunch! It's cooked perfectly every time. Our only warning is go hungry. Portions are on the bigger side. In some cases, it's enough for two people (when the kids were younger). But we always go prepared...in our "holiday" clothing...meaning our pants have a bit more room so that we can always have dessert!

The team is gracious, helpful and truly dedicated to providing a high level of service. We love this spot!! It's a hidden gem in the south part of Calgary!!!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very nice atmosphere and tasty food. The view was lovely and the wait staff was excellent. We will be back!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We went to The Lakehouse for Father’s Day Brunch. We were seated at a table where only half the table had a window so one side was very dark and there were other empty tables that had a better location with a view of the lake. That was disappointing.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We sat on the verandah for brunch and the view was stunning. Great food, great service and great ambience. We will be returning!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Service and the food was very good. The only thing that would’ve been better is to have been seating by the window overlooking the lake. Love the pudding! A little too pricey though.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and were treated with complementary drink to start the evening. We were not rushed through our time there and we actually split appetizer, dinner and dessert which was the right amount of food. Everything was top notch and we will return.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Delicious, really enjoyed our brunch. Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was a very nice place to go for a “nice” meal in Calgary. The ambiance was great.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Absolutely wonderful!!!!

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Went for a birthday food selection was limited but service was very good

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The Lake House doesn’t disappoint. Every time we go, our food, the atmosphere and the view are spectacular. We enjoyed the mussels & frites appetizer we shared as well as our entrees and the desserts were over the top! Our service was top notch and we left feeling very satisfied with our entire experience. Thanks again for another wonderful evening

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We attended for our anniversary and had a wonderful evening, we both had a hard time choosing our mains because everything looked so good.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Aislinn was our server and she was excellent. We love the lake house and the service was better than ever. Aislinn had a welcoming smile and a great sense of humour her personality lit up the evening and is one of the reasons along with the excellent food and wine and beautiful location that keeps us coming back to lake house. Thank you Aislinn for your excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

My husband and I were on a date night last Sunday and had a great time. We sat outside and enjoy the lake view. The food was amazing as usual. I recommend this place all the time to my friends.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Birthday celebration with 7 family members and all found the food excellent. Server was top notch and very attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our dining experience from the easiness of making reservations, the friendliness of everyone when calling back and adding more to our table, the food, our server, ambience and beautiful view. I would definitely recommend the lake house and would definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

They seat you and ask if you want filtered water or sparkling water without telling you that there is a charge before hand. Unacceptable ❗️❗️ $2.00 for filtered water that comes out of a tap, oh but it states it on the menu that there is a charge.
I won’t go back, and won’t recommend it either.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We’ve been the Lake house many times & have had great service. Unfortunately today was not one of those days. We sat for almost 25mins before anyone even acknowledged us. People had been sat after us & had been helped within minutes. Maybe they were just off their game today. Once we were helped things took a turn for the better.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

It took a long time to get our meal. And it was surprisingly loud! I found it difficult to hear the person beside me at times. The food was great and made up for much of that!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The service was fantastic. Stevie was so good. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We have consistently been impressed with the level of service and quality of food here. Highly recommended to anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

As usual, great food, service and ambience. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

This was a Mother’s Day dinner. As usual we had a good experience as we love the lake house. My only concern is we were sat next to a very large table and they were extremely loud which isn’t something I’m used to when I go to lake house. Would have been better if we were in a section that was quieter. Otherwise our food and wine were excellent and our waitress gave us the outstanding service we are use to at lake house, she was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food is so good. I ordered a steak middle wild, but they make a well done by mistake, the server get me now one and take it out from the order. They are so nice, and also help me transfer to a table beside the widow to have a good view. So appreciate.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Chose The Lakehouse for an early Mother’s Day Dinner. The staff that we had serve us were attentive, friendly and professional. The manager even stopped by to confirm that we were enjoying our meal. From wine to appetizer to entree, everything was delicious. We started with the fish plank and both had the mushroom and leek risotto. Hats off for an incredible meal enjoyed with a view of the lake!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Variety of options on the menu. Staff helpful with excellent knowledge and cordial hospitality. Portions exactly correct size to allow access to all courses in one sitting. Each item exquisitely prepared and presented. Warm, comfortable ambience over water's edge on a pretty urban artificial lake. Price in the upper midrange, not out of reach.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food, service and atmosphere were very good. I should go there more often.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Our Server was a bit pushy, other wise the remaining staff were very friendly and professional. Food good.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Lake House. Service and Food was fantastic!
Made reservations and asked for a table by the window. One of our party of 4 has a allergy to which was dealt with no issues.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

An overall relaxing and enjoyable experience.

It felt like you where not in the city.

All the staff where great!

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Love the Lake house great ambience, outstanding service, we didn't have as much luck with the food. In fairness to the restaurant when we advised them we weren't happy with the risotto they prepared the chicken fairly fast and it was great. The deserts were also great and the manager was very quick to offer to cover the chicken...incredible service

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Nice place and all the folks there will treat you like a king, excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We celebrated a wedding anniversary and were presented with complimentary champagne.
The food was delicious.
The service was excellent. We will definately dine here again.
Thank you for making our evening special.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

BEST dinner out in a LONG time! We went for our wedding anniversary so we were looking for something special. Food was spectacular, service was superb and the view and ambiance are breathtaking. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food and service are always good. Ambiance and view are very nice, but if you are looking for a “quiet meal”, this is not the venue. Ambient noise level in the restaurant is high. As long as you don’t mind the noise, I recommend The Lake House.

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